Suspected rival cult members have allegedly killed a student of Kwara State Polytechnic, simply identified as Olawale, in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.
The suspected hoodlums allegedly severed the victim simply identified as Olawale off his body.
The incident was said to have occurred on Tuesday night.
It was gathered his severed head was found in the morning of Wednesday around Unity roundabout in the metropolis after several hours of search by the distraught aged mother.
The deceased was said to be a phone repairer at the popular challenge phone market, Ilorin.
The distraught mother said that “Olawale left home past 8:00pm on Monday morning. But when he didn’t return on time which was unusual of him, I called his number several times but there was no response.
“We now decided to report at the ‘A’ Division police station and also go to his school and search hospitals if perhaps he had an accident.
“However, it was while searching for him that we saw some persons gathered around a spot along Unity taking pictures. It turned out to be the severed head of my son.”
Spokesperson of the state police command Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident, saying that effort to arrest the perpetrators is ongoing.
“While responding to a distress call, a bodiless head was recovered at Challenge area of Ilorin on Tuesday.
“Investigation so far confirmed it was an attack by cultists. Deceased was also a suspected cultist, an alleged student of Kwara Polytechnic.
Effort to arrest the perpetrators is ongoing”, Okasanmi added.